Ex-Duquesne football star waives federal drug charge
A former Duquesne High School football player has waived his right to face a jury on federal drug-related charges.
Shane Brooks, 26, of Duquesne is free on bond after his arraignment Wednesday before Magistrate Judge Robert C. Mitchell in Pittsburgh U.S. District Court.
Brooks will face a non-jury trial before U.S. District Judge Terrence F. McVerry. No date has been set.
Brooks was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on one count of conspiring with others to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin between December 2010 and January 2012.
Brooks rushed for nearly 4,000 yards as a running back at South Allegheny and Duquesne high schools.
He attended the University of Pittsburgh for two years on a football scholarship, then transferred to Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
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